Frank Kressman serves as the agency’s General Counsel and leads the NCUA’s Office of General Counsel. This office’s duties include representing the agency in litigation, executing administrative actions, interpreting the Federal Credit Union Act and the NCUA’s rules and regulations, processing Freedom of Information Act requests, advising the NCUA Board and the agency on general legal matters, and maintaining the agency’s records management program. The General Counsel’s office also drafts regulations designed to ensure the continued safety and soundness of the credit union system.

Before his selection as General Counsel, Mr. Kressman served as a Deputy General Counsel to the NCUA. He joined the agency in 1998 as a staff attorney. His previous experience includes work as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Kressman holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and a Master of Laws degree from The American University Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C.


Samantha Beeler

Samantha Beeler

VP, Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2218

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x218

Samantha Beeler is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s VP, Advocacy, a role that allows her to work closely with elected officials in the Northwest, as well as credit unions to tell our story. Beeler focuses primarily on our Federal legislative and political priorities. She also brings extensive grassroots advocacy experience to the Association after handling […]

Will Hall

Will Hall

Director, Legal Advocacy

Phone: 208.297.5877

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x302

Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]

Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

Director, WA CU's | DFI

Amy B. Hunter is the Director of Credit Unions for the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), a position she has held since November 2018. She leads a top-notch team of professionals who are the primary regulator for 50 state-chartered credit unions, with assets of over $69 billion, located throughout the state. Prior to […]

Leila Javanshir

Leila Javanshir

Attorney | Miller Nash LLP

Leila Javanshir is a business attorney with Miller Nash who focuses on matters involving privacy, data security, vendor contracting, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance for clients who operate in a variety industries, including financial institutions. A significant part of her practice includes counseling companies on comprehensive strategies for complying with privacy and data security regulatory […]

Benjamin Lawsky

Head of Regulatory Affairs | NYDIG

Benjamin Lawsky is the Head of Regulatory Affairs and has been with NYDIG since its founding. He has also served as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Stone Ridge Asset Management since 2015. Benjamin was previously New York State’s Superintendent of Financial Services. In that role, Benjamin also spearheaded creation of the BitLicense, the first regulatory […]

Patti Perkins

Director | ID DOF

Patricia (Patti) Perkins has been in Idaho business for over 25 years.  She has a long history in commercial banking where her last assignment with KeyBank was SVP in charge of retail banking in Idaho.  She also has spent much of her career in human resources, starting with banks in California, moving to Idaho and […]

Brian Rose

Senior Financial Examiner | Department of Financial Regulation

Brian Rose has over 42 years of experience in the financial services industry in operations, underwriting, audit, loan review, and collections. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Leasing Professional, and a Certified State Credit Union Examiner Supervisor. Since 2012 he has worked for the State of Oregon, Division of Finance and […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins

Shareholder | Farleigh Wada Witt

Hal Scoggins has been with Farleigh Wada Witt since 1991 and practices in the firm’s Financial Services and Debtor/Creditor groups. He represents credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, formation and operation of subsidiaries, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a […]

Kelly Thompson Cochran

Kelly T. Cochran

Deputy Director | FinRegLab

Prior to joining FinRegLab, Kelly helped to stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she served most recently as the Assistant Director for Regulations. In that capacity, she oversaw rulemaking and guidance activities under the Dodd-Frank Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and various other federal consumer financial laws. Kelly previously was counsel at WilmerHale, where she […]